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Gibernau beset by bad luck

Gibernau beset by bad luck

Gibernau beset by bad luck

Sete Gibernau was again thwarted by bad luck at Brno with a mechanical fuel problem forcing him to retire just three corners from the chequered flag whilst in second spot. It was yet another example of the misfortune that has dogged the Spaniard this season, scuppering his challenge for the MotoGP title.

With 11 rounds now gone, we look back on the incidents that have cost the Spaniard so dear and how things could have been different.

- Jerez GP: On the last corner, a risky manoeuvre from Valentino Rossi forces Gibernau from the track ending his hopes of victory.

- Estoril GP: Gibernau was controlling the race from the beginning, but rain and the subsequent tricky conditions caused him to crash.

- Shanghai GP: Gibernau lost speed after the first few laps. The Spaniard explained that the problems were down to the new rear tyre, presented by Michelin before the race, although never tested by the rider himself.

- Mugello GP: Gibernau fell very early when was lapping in fifth place.

- Catalunya GP: The wearing of his tyres at the end of the race forced him out of the battle to win.

- Assen GP Holanda: More tyre problems.

- Laguna Seca GP: Neither Gibernau nor his team could find a good set-up for the bike and was forced to start from the 15th place on the grid.

- Donington Park GP: Crashed out in the rain when he was leading.

- Sachsenring GP: A mistake on the first turn of the last lap let Rossi overtake him and the Spaniard wasn´t able to recover first position.

- Brno GP: The bike didn´t perform during the race as it had done for the rest of the weekend - with only a few turns remaining, when placed second, his fuel ran out and he was forced to retire.

MotoGP, 2005

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